Outlining

(If there is a tag at the end of a sentence or block like [WE-S01E10] that means the information has been harvested from the excellent Writing Excuses podcast).

  • Character and conflict is the soul of story. [WE-S01E01]
  • First work out the events that have to happen, and sort out the chronology later. [WE-S01E01]

Traps to be avoided

  • Don’t fall into the trap of formatting the pages. [WE-S01E01]
  • Excessive world-building. If the events of the world-building don’t directly affect the character or plot, don’t include them (or barely). World-build, but don’t ego-build. [WE-S01E01]

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